Full Job Description
Why Xator Corporation? Xator Corporation is a privately owned company established in 2005 to provide services to the US Government and its support contractors. We implement cost-effective solutions that enable our customers to successfully execute their mission and are dedicated to delivering best-value services and solutions that support our national security. At Xator, we maintain a work environment that fosters new ideas, challenges the status quo and rewards success. We strive to supply the best people using proven processes and industry-leading technologies to deliver solutions that exceed expectations. We do not just provide products and services — we stand behind them. Exceed your expectations today... Join the XATOR team!
Overview: Xator is seeking professional Audio/Visual (AV) Design Engineers with 5+ years’ experience in the design, schematic preparation, integration, and test of complex audio visual systems.
Work Environment: Full-time 40 hour week when assigned to a domestic location. Full-time 60 hour week when deployed overseas.
Travel: This position requires approximately 40% travel to various overseas locations over a calendar year. Domestic travel may be required for training and coordination.
Work Location: Alexandria, VA.
Citizenship/Passport/Security Clearance: The candidate must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.
Consult with the client, Project Manager, and CADD Technician to design operations centers that integrate complex audio visual and security systems.
Utilize controlled documentation and knowledge of government standards and application guides, International Building Codes, and National Electrical Codes to complete site surveys at international locations
Provide project status/updates to the respective Project Manager, Engineering Manager and/or client
Develop specialized designs to include site and floor plans, riser diagrams, Bill of Materials, power/signal runs, schedules and details, and device schematics
Determine the feasibility of utilizing standardized equipment and develop specifications with the capability of providing alternate solutions to unique engineering problems
Design and study blueprints, schematics, manuals, wiring diagrams and other specifications to determine design and installation procedures
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of multiple systems for the design; plan or modify designs to minimize waste of materials; design easy access for future maintenance and design with cost mitigation
Installation of Crestron and Extron Video Distribution Systems, Planar Video Walls, and Crestron Control Systems
Building AV System Racks
Programming of Crestron Control Code, User Interface and Extron DSPs.
Provide ender user training
Responsible for IP Configuration of all AV devices residing on network
Responsible for redlining CAD documentation for as-built purposes
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program. Prior military training or 10 years relevant AV experience may be substituted for education. Other engineering disciplines will be considered based on the candidate’s electrical/electronic knowledge.
General CTS Preferred
Ability to study and obtain CTS-I with in 3 years of taking position
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The ability to work well under pressure with strict guidelines
Proficient in MS Office with an understanding of AutoCAD
Ability to read blueprints and system wiring diagrams
Possess and maintain an excellent understanding of A/V best practices
Ability to design infrastructure layouts, A/V control schematics, rack elevations and various details as needed
Hands-on experience with electronic security systems (i.e. access control, CCTV, intrusion detection)
Basic network/telecommunications knowledge (fiber, CAT-5, RJ45 connectors)
Previous experience with fiber optic installation practices, automated access control systems, intrusion detection systems, A/V systems (Crestron, Extron, AMX, Planar), and CCTV is highly desirable
Skilled in programming of audio DSP units from multiple vendors
Crestron/AMX programming experience
Understand basic IP Networking
Likes to travel
Able to multi-task
Ability to convey technical viewpoints to non-technical personnel
Equal Opportunity Statement
Xator Corporation, and its Subsidiaries, provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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